I love helping people design and launch software products.
I'm a highly focused and driven product leader and designer with 20 years experience creating innovative software products for companies ranging from startups to established enterprises. A subject matter expert in product, UX, and UI design, I excel in the creation of solutions that meet customer, business, and market needs.
Throughout my career I’ve designed, developed, and launched a wide variety of software products and features. I started out in the late ‘90s as a web designer and full stack developer. These days I primarily do a mix of product management and product design work for web and mobile applications.
My process for designing products typically looks something like this:
Define product roadmaps and feature sets that balance business, market, and technical constraints through collaboration with key stakeholders
Develop an understanding of each user's motivations and goals through appropriate user research techniques
Translate research into technical requirements (e.g. Agile epics and user stories)
Create mockups, interactive prototypes, and final visual designs using various design tools
Evaluate the effectiveness of design artifacts with users and stakeholders through usability testing and design critiques
Collaborate with development teams to integrate the desired user experience into the final product by developing frontend code, creating visual assets, and participating in QA and acceptance testing
Coordinate product release plans with technical, marketing, and business stakeholders
Odds & Ends
First job: Magician
Weirdest job: Fireworks Salesperson
Plays the mandolin
Number of different ways name has been mispronounced: 73